How to Store Cleaning Products
We all use cleaning products. So, here are some tips on how and where to safely store cleaning products at home. You can choose to keep all cleaning products in one place or in designated places in several rooms. No matter which of the two options you choose, there are still some factors to consider before picking the right place to store your cleaning products.
The first thing you need to do is to decide on a location. A cabinet or cupboard of some sort is best, since it will look neater, and keep your products out of sight. We keep medicines in top cabinets out of the reach of children, yet many people keep cleaning products such as bleach under the kitchen or bathroom sink – wrong! Whatever location you decide on, make sure that it is out of the reach of children. If you cannot find a high place, ensure that your cabinet door is lockable and inaccessible to children.
Keep the cleaning products away from food to avoid health issues, should you accidentally ingest some of the cleaning products via cross contamination etc. For example, a leak in a bleach bottle can cause some of it to end up on food. If that food is eaten, the chemicals will also end up in your system. Products such as bleach can be very dangerous to your health and can even cause death, so be careful!
The chosen location should remain cool, even during the hot weather. Many cleaning products are flammable and will combust in heat. Always check the labels, since they will also advise you to store the product under a certain temperature.
The original labels should never be removed. Labels are important and informative and can prevent any wrong mixture of detergents and also give you cleaning guides and acceptable usage information.
Similar cleaners should be kept together if you are going to store all products together. This means that bathroom cleaners should be kept on one side of the shelf or cupboard and so on.
If you are storing products in the rooms that they serve to clean, always ensure that you have the right products in the right cupboard. This is to avoid using the wrong product on the wrong surface. In some cases, using the wrong products on surfaces can cause damage and discoloration, which is very undesirable.
After you have finished using your product, always rinse and wipe the bottle. It is very common for some products to spill, especially if the bottle has a spray or a nozzle end.
Finally, products which are out of date should never be stored. Clean out your cabinets on a regular basis to ensure that any products out of date are disposed of. Additional information such as disposal methods may also be found on the label, making it another good reason to keep all original labels on.
Storing your cleaning products effectively will ensure that your rooms are cleaned with the right products and it also ensures the safety of your children and pets.
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